954-980-3385 scarberry.p@ewm.com

Listing To Closing – SELLER

  • Meet at the property, evaluate repairs and staging, if needed
  • Check with appropriate governmental agency for open permits
  • Prepare Market Analysis to determine value based upon recent closings

Documents Needed:

  • Warranty Deed (original recorded)
  • Title Policy
  • Survey
  • Elevation Certificate
  • Insurance information

Marketing Plan:

  • Professional-grade photography, floor plan, Virtual Tour, create web page specific to your home
  • Create marketing narrative drafted with client input
  • Post property in the Multiple Listing Service (MLX)-this automatically publishes to over 500 websites, including Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, Home Finder, etc.
  • Feature property on landing page of our company website
  • Showing system set-up in our MLX system
  • Order sign placed in yard
  • Post property online with social media and EWM blog
    • Instagram
    • Face Book
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • YouTube post virtual tour and embedded in landing pages of company and personal website
    • Property posted on local Craigslist
  • Client shares property with their preferred social contacts
  • Schedule 1st Brokers Open House; Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30PM if permitted by building
  • E-Flyer announcing Open House and other events – Dade Realtor
  • Blog posts for Open House
  • Miami Herald Advertisement: 2nd page of the Home & Design section, accompanied by an Open House
  • Brokers Open, Open House, and Miami Herald Advertisement continue monthly until sold
  • Will obtain feedback from showings
  • Will accompany listing showing
  • Notify select EWM agents and Pinecrest/Palmetto Bay agents specializing in the area of your listing

Contract Receipt:

  • Require agent’s buyer to have a pre-approval letter from their lender if they are obtaining a loan, or if cash, proof of funds prior to seller acceptance and signing of a contract
  • Will call the buyer’s lender to make sure they have reviewed and approved the buyer’s past 2 years tax returns, credit report, and verified they have no adverse financial events in their near past, e.g. bankruptcy, foreclosure
  • Offer is presented: you may 1) accept 2) reject or 3) counter offer
  • Once the buyer receives your counter offer, they have the same options; accept-reject- Counter
  •  This continues until buyer and seller agree on price and terms

Once contract is accepted and signed:

  • Order inspections.  If it is an “As Is” sale, buyer has 10-15 days from the “Date of Contract”, referred to as the “Inspection Period”, to have inspections made and decide if they are accepting the property or cancelling.  Cancelling must be done in writing within the inspection period.  (See contract language).
  • Lender will order the property appraisal (banks valuation of the property)
  • Recommend that the survey is ordered at the same time as the appraisal


  • Apply for insurance and obtain insurance binder: includes 4-point inspection, windstorm and flood (if applicable.  A 4Pt Insurance Inspection if required to obtain homeowner insurance: roof, A/C, electrical & plumbing, plus Wind Mitigation roof report.
  • Loan commitment follow-up with agent and buyer’s lender to comply with their required documentation and verifications within the contract time period; 20-30 days.  Under the new Consumer Financing Protection Bureau (CFPB) requirements as of October 3, 2015, all documents must be approved by all parties at least three days prior to closing, otherwise the closing could be delayed.  This includes the Closing Disclosure (former HUD)

14 Days prior to Closing:

  • Confirm all lender documents are submitted and approved by all parties including the Closing Disclosure
  • Walk through inspection: to make sure all items and property are in the same condition as at the time of contract signing; a second walk through may be scheduled 1-2 days prior to closing
  • Give wire instructions to the title company for the balance of funds due you at closing

5 days prior to Closing:

  • Schedule utilities disconnections: telephone, cable, internet, water & sewer, electricity, and gas if applicable

Closing Day!